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The Octopus: A Delight of Science

August 5, 2011

You might want me to write about how the US credit rating was downgraded, but that makes my face hurt and my brain shut down.

Instead, a topic everyone can enjoy: have we discussed how much I love octopuses? I wanted to get one painted on Henry’s wall before he was born, but my therapist thought it would scare him, and I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to do it.

Anyhow they are a crazy, delightful, not to mention . . . delicious . . . animal.

Also, artistic and talented!

I can’t figure out how to embed this, even with the embed code, but if you don’t see the movie embedded, click on the link. Thanks to the the Science Friday people for sharing this really fun thing!

http://www.sciencefriday.com/embed/video/10397.swf

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrea Cohen permalink
    August 5, 2011 9:10 pm

    Yes, this is very interesting! NOVA made a documentary about cuttlefish which are so mindblowingly cool in a related way… you ought to check it out.

  2. Karen permalink
    August 8, 2011 11:51 am

    I am happy to report that Mia, who is now three, loved -loved!!- this video. She is still asking to see the octopus again, and she loves to watch the skin pulsing. I have high hopes for her future in natural science. Thanks, that was exceedingly cool!

  3. Lilo permalink
    August 9, 2011 5:57 am

    I was at the the NY Aquarium with the boy the other day and was just marveling at the fantastic octopus!!!! It really made an impression on me. All those suckers. Poetic glidding. He or she settled into a little valley in his or her tank and placed a couple of tentacles up against the glass, obscuring our view of him or her a bit. He or she seemed to be saying: “A little privacy, please.” So cool.

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